Sip, sip, hooray! 2019 Stockton Beer Week Dates Announced! | Visit Stockton

Sip, sip, hooray! 2019 Stockton Beer Week Dates Announced!

Returning for its 8th season this August - save the dates for Stockton Beer Week and be sure to kick off the festivities with Stockton Brew Fest!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 Stockton Beer Week 2020 will not be full of fun beer events. Tune into the Stockton Beer Week Facebook page September 11-20, 2020 for updates on beer in the area. The information below refers to Stockton Beer Week 2019 and gives you an idea what 2021 may look like. Cheers!

Held each summer, this week-long celebration of craft beer now occurs in August-- as locals return from exciting summer adventures. Stockton Beer Week (SBW) was established in 2011 by Visit Stockton as a way to bring more craft beer to the city, and has evolved to host hundreds of events ranging from beer tastings to beer dinners, trivia nights to beer yoga, and so much more.

This year Stockton Beer Week will be celebrated Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 18, 2019 with Stockton Brew Fest starting the fun on Saturday, August 10, 2019!

More on Stockton Beer Week

Beer enthusiasts can enjoy an array of engaging craft beer events and activities during SBW like tap takeovers, special releases, pub crawls, unique pairings, and more. Be sure to bookmark the official website for a list of participating locations and their events. Each year the celebration brings more and more events throughout Stockton to explore and you can expect more than 40 in 2019!

One of the most anticipated parts of SBW is the annual Brews & Shoes Showdown hosted by Fleet Feet and Midgley’s Public House. This annual run/walk has combined running with a tasty brew (at the finish) since the inception of SBW! Now held in the Lincoln Center Shopping Center, participants take off for a 3-mile run or walk through Lincoln Village and the surrounding neighborhood, then return to an evening of food, music, and beer by Sierra Nevada Brewery. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from the event go directly to the Stockton/San Joaquin Emergency Food Bank.

SBW Venue Registration: Registration is required for businesses in order to participate in SBW. Official registration for all restaurants, pubs, bars, breweries, is due by July 30, 2019. Encourage your favorite location to be part of the largest celebration of craft beer in Stockton, California!

More on Stockton BrewFest

Stockton BrewFest is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks and beer beginners alike to speak to the brains behind the brews. Craft beer fans will gather Saturday, August 10 at the Waterloo Gun & Bocce Club as this popular festival moves outdoors. This kickoff celebration to SBW combines California’s top names in craft brewing, along with a few popular local gourmet food trucks, and a sensational selection of well-known musicians and bands for festival-goers.

The festival features:

  • 40+ craft breweries and cideries
  • 100+ beers and ciders (including some limited releases)
  • Live Bands
  • Games
  • Food Trucks & BBQ

This event is for those 21 years and older. General Admission and VIP tickets are available NOW at All tickets include unlimited tastings, game play, and live music. Doors open for VIP hour at 3pm and General Admission at 4pm.

Let’s Be Friends!

Like the official Stockton Beer Week page on Facebook and stay connected by hitting the "GOING" button on the 2019 Stockton Beer Week event page--by doing this, you will receive notifications when there is a new update. For those using Twitter, follow the official Stockton Beer Week account! During the 10-day program, don’t forget to share your event pictures and participate in social media giveaways by hash tagging #StocktonBeerWeek.

A Look Back in 2018

Squeeze Burger on air in 2018 with Good Day Sacramento talking about their Stockton Beer Week promotions.

Any venue interested in participating in Stockton Beer Week this August should start planning their events now. You can message Visit Stockton for assistance on any event ideas.

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